Stay Cool: Lemonade & Sangria

This summer is hot, hot, hot! But here in the Lone Star State, we know how to stay cool when the thermometer pushes 100 degrees plus.

Etsy Dallas is proud to bring you two simple recipes to stay cool this summer - one for the "drinkers" and one for the kids.

Larry's Sangria
1 bottle red wine; Torres Sangre De Toro
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup Triple sec
1/2 cup brandy
1 sugar
1 cup Club soda

Mix all ingredients, except club soada and orange slices. Allow to sit in refrigerator for a few hours. When ready to serve, add ice-cold club soda and ice cubes. Garnish with
orange slices. Serve cold.

Dale's Lemonade (by Alicia)
1/3-1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup super fine sugar
3 cups of water

Put the sugar and water in a sauce pan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat. Let the mixture cool. Put the lemon juice and cooled simple syrup in to a pitcher. Serve over ice.

Fun Twist: Try adding a few bruised mint leaves or a handful of fresh raspberries.

posted by Stephanie